PsyD-CoP information Seminar

General Information
The Doctor of Psychology in Counselling Psychology programme (PsyD-CoP) at Hong Kong Shue Yan University is the first doctoral degree in Counselling Psychology in Asia. The PsyD-CoP programme intends to produce future leading counselling psychologists who possess the necessary core competencies of Counselling Psychology, as benchmarked with professional standards of related local and overseas professional bodies. Specifically, the programme facilitates students’ accumulation of knowledge, skills, and clinical experience for professional recognition from the Hong Kong Psychological Society (HKPS) and its Division of Counselling Psychology (DCoP)
Please refer to Webpage of Doctor of Psychology in Counselling Psychology programme (PsyD-CoP) for detail information.
Applicants must:

1. Possess a Bachelor’s degree or a postgraduate conversion degree in Psychology from a recognized local or overseas university;

2. Possess a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology#, Clinical Psychology# or Counselling* from a recognized local or overseas university;

3. Have earned a GPA of 3.3 or above, or its equivalent, from the aforementioned programmes of study; and


Be currently registered or be eligible to register with the Hong Kong Psychological Society (HKPS) as a Counselling or Clinical Psychologist;


Have completed at least one year of supervised post qualification experience in counselling practice after obtaining the Master’s degree in Counselling.

# Applicants with a Master degree in Counselling Psychology and Clinical Psychology will be required to complete 60 credits before graduation.

* Applicants without a Master's degree recognized by the Division of Counselling Psychology (DCoP) of the HKPS will be required to complete the following courses to fulfill the membership requirement of DCoP: a) CP615 Clinical Practice IV b) Three courses (a total of 9 credits) at Master’s level offered by the University related to assessment, psychotherapy and counselling psychology practice (i.e., CP519 Assessment & Evaluation for Counselling Psychology I, CP522 Professional Practice and Ethical Issues in Counselling Psychology, and one Clinical Practicum/Seminar course). Students are required to pay the additional credit fees. The courses required will be decided on a case-by-case basis. The maximum number of credits required is 75.

Deadline of Application (For Fall 2024 cohort)

31st May 2024
Information Seminar
The information seminar will be held at 19:00(HKT) 15 March 2024 (Friday) in hybrid mode. Please click HERE for the registration.
A limited number of studentships are offered to outstanding applicants each year. The amount of each studentship is HKD 90,000 per academic year, paid at the rate of HKD 15,000 per month for two 3-months semesters. Those awarded studentships are expected to assist in research projects and teaching activities at the Bachelor or Master level assigned by the Programme Director.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be the Year 1 or Year 2 PsyD-CoP programme students with research experiences in the field of Social Sciences.


Application Periods

Year 1: Applicants must indicate clearly their intention to apply for studentships on their application forms.
Year 2: Studentships are open for applications in early July of the year.

Contact Us
Programme Director: Dr. CHEUNG Wai Leung Raysen
Programme Specific Enquiry:
Tel: (852) 2806 7332
Fax: (852) 2806 8044
Email Address: